How to Configure Files

Organize files into the applications and suites that make up license units. You can then report on, meter, and control access to them.

This topic applies to Windows applications only.

Follow this procedure if you have some Windows application files that were not automatically identified and configured into license units.

To manually configure files into license units:

  1. From the Files Panel, enter the file name and path for the file you want to configure. Check the necessary categories.
  2. Click More search options to enter more specifics, or select Search.
  3. Right-click the file and, from the context-sensitive menu, choose an option:
    1. Automatically Configure: Automatically configure this file.
    2. Add as New License Unit: Create a new license unit with this file as the basis for its associated application.
    3. Add as Version: Add this file as another version in an existing license unit.
    4. Add as Alternate Executable: Add this file as an alternate executable in an existing license unit.
    5. Add as Support File: Add this file as a support file in an existing license unit.
    6. If you don't want to manage this file, select I don't care about this file. This classification prevents the file from showing up in other unconfigured file categories, where you would have to repeatedly evaluate how to handle it.
  4. Depending on the choices made above, dialog boxes lead you through the configuration process. Click Help in any of these dialog boxes for assistance.
  5. Repeat this process for each file you want to configure into a license unit.


  • Right-click a file and select Properties if you are unsure of a given file's use. The Properties dialog box may provide additional information that can help decide how to configure this file. It also shows locations where the file was found.
  • Make use of the I don't care about this file command to keep the number of files you need to evaluate limited only to those newly inventoried.